With both private and public clouds, increasingly complex virtualized environments and data getting bigger every day, DevOps folks are looking for ways to automate their infrastructure and expose data that informs important decisions about how to manage their enterprise. That's why we're partnering with Opscode, the creator of Chef , to host the Chef 101 Workshop  at CloudOpen . Using Ruby as its scripting language, Chef has quickly become one of the most popular tools for developers and systems administrators to define, build and manage infrastructure.
Taking place Tuesday, August 28, 2012, the Workshop gives anyone attending LinuxCon  and CloudOpen  an opportunity to arrive just a day early to get a huge return on that invested time (though you don't have to be an event attendee to join the Chef 101 Workshop).
The hands-on event will cover Anatomy of a Chef Run, Chef's Authentication Cycle, how to build roles, manipulate configuration through data in attributes, use Chef's search API for dynamic configuration, and more.
For more information and to register please visit the Chef 101 Workshop website. 
You can also catch Chris Brown of Opscode on the CloudOpen keynote panel: "IaaS vs PaaS: Composable Primitives for Building in the Cloud." He will be joined by co-panelists Canonical's VP of Cloud Kyle MacDonald and Google's Engineering Director for App Engine Peter Magnusson.